covered with armor.

Origin of armor-clad

First recorded in 1860–65; armor + clad1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for armor-clad

Historical Examples of armor-clad

  • Armor-clad casemates are beginning to take the place of masonry.

  • "Fate is with them," said this dreaded corsair, referring to the armor-clad Knights, whom he had so often met in battle.

    The Story of Malta

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • Everything has happened that could wreck our married happiness, but we are now armor-clad against infelicity.

    Old Valentines

    Munson Aldrich Havens

  • The jockey seat is the extreme type of the first-named condition, the armor-clad knight an extreme type of the latter.

    Riding and Driving

    Edward L. Anderson

  • The last and least esteemed of the seven is the strong, armor-clad Bis-ja-mon, god of glory.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young